GOC’s 19th Annual CPD Meeting
It is with great pleasure that we invite you on behalf of the Executive of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada and the CPD Program Planning Committee to attend the 19th Annual Continuing Professional Development meeting in Toronto, Ontario May 2-3, 2019 at the Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel.
Not to miss on Thursday May 2nd: GOC's Course on Molecular Biology for Gynecologic Cancers
On Thursday May 2nd, The Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada presents the Molecular Biology for Gynecologic Cancers: Hot Topics in Molecular Oncology.
This course will discuss current and relevant molecular and cell biology discoveries and highlight how these insights impact our understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of cancer. The course is geared to clinicians with a view to broaden their knowledge of the basic science of cancer and the development of novel therapies for cancer.
Faculty includes several renowned scientists as well as none other than the founder of the HPV test Dr. Attila Lorincz.
Register for the course while registering for our 19th Annual CPD Meeting.
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We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!
May 2, 2019 - May 3, 2019
Sheraton Toronto Centre Hotel
123 Queen Street, W., Toronto, Ontario
GOC’s 19th Annual Continuing Professional Development Meeting
- To improve our understanding of the role of robotics-assisted surgery for gynecologic cancers
- To review the indications for PARP inhibitor use in gynecologic oncology.
- To describe an interdisciplinary approach to malignant bowel obstruction.
- To understand the landscape of immunotherapy clinical trials in gynecologic oncology in Canada and how to develop an immune-oncology program in the hospital.
- To discuss the role of minimally invasive surgery and its limitations in the treatment of cervix cancer.
- To summarize the advances in radiotherapy in the treatment of cervix cancer and vulvar cancer.
- To summarize the role of hormone replacement therapy for gynecologic oncology patients.
- To discuss the applications of radiotherapy in palliative circumstances.
- To introduce the principles of pelvic physiotherapy and how it can be helpful for gynecologic oncology patients.
- To review new perspectives in HPV testing.
- To discuss the new advances in pathology and translational research for vulvar cancer and the resulting upcoming systemic therapies.
- To review considerations for the integration of oncology biosimilars in clinical practice.
MAY 2, 2019
SHERATON TORONTO CENTRE HOTEL
PRIVATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS/EVENTS (ATTENDANCE REQUESTED BY SEPARATE INVITATIONS) Time Committee/Event Meeting Room 8:00-9:00 Fellow exams: examiner breakfast & orientation Churchill Room 9:15-13:00 Fellow exams: examinations Parlors 11:45-12:45 CG2 Meeting Churchill Room 13:00-15:15 Board of Directors Meeting Churchill Room 15:30-17:15 Course on Molecular Biology for Gynecologic Cancers: Hot Topics in Molecular Oncology City Hall 17:15-18:15 Reception for fellows-in-training and Biology Course participants City Hall Foyer 18:30-21:00 GOC Nursing Group Meeting Churchill Room THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2019
MEETING ROOM: CITY HALL
GOC COURSE ON MOLECULAR BIOLOGY FOR GYNECOLOGIC CANCERS: HOT TOPICS IN MOLECULAR ONCOLOGY Time Presentation Speaker 15:30-17:15 The GOC Molecular Biology of Cancer Course – Introduction Gabe DiMattia, PhD,
Mark Carey, MD
Chromosome instability: early insight into high grade serous ovarian cancer Mark Nachtigal, PhD Circulating tumour DNA: how will it improve gynecologic cancer diagnosis and management? Scott Bratman, MD, PhD Molecular testing for HPV and cervix cancer Attila Lorincz, PhD Wrap-up Discussion FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019
MEETING ROOM: CIVIC BALLROOM
8:00 Welcome and announcements
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Jim Bentley, MD (GOC President)
Susie Lau, MD (CPD Committee Chair)
8:10 Incorporation of robotics in gyn oncology: societal and cost perspectives Mario Leitao, MD, FACOG, FACS 8:35 PARP Inhibitors – Past Present Future: How they fit in our armamentarium Stephanie Lheureux, MD 9:00 An innovative interdisciplinary proactive approach to ambulatory management of malignant bowel obstruction in gynecology oncology Nazlin Jivraj, RN, BScN, CON(C) 9:25 Ovarian Cancer Canada – Every Woman Study Elisabeth Baugh
Amit Oza, MD
9:40 BREAK 10:10 Considerations for the integration of oncology biosimilars in clinical practice Victoria Mandilaras, MD 10:45 Minimally invasive surgery and radical hysterectomy for cervical cancer Mario Leitao, MD, FACOG, FACS 11:30 Updates in the management of cervical cancer Akila Viswanathan, MD 11:55 Announcements Susie Lau, MD 12:00 LUNCH 13:00 New Perspectives in HPV testing Attila Lorincz, MD 13:25 Pathology/translational research for vulvar cancer: updates in nomenclature and new insights in molecular pathogenesis Lien Hoang, MD 13:50 Advances in radiation therapy in vulvar cancer Akila Viswanathan, MD 14:15 BREAK 14:45 Treatment induced menopause in the gynecology oncology patient: The role of hormone therapy Debra Evaniuk, MD 15:10 Radiation therapy in ovarian cancer: have we come full circle or is it just “spot welding” Aman Taggar, MD 15:35 Managing pelvic floor dysfunction in the oncology patient. Amanda Matos 16:00 Update on clinical trials of immune checkpoint inhibitors in gynecologic cancer Stephen Welch, MD 16:15 Preparing for success in immuno-oncology therapy Rosalyn Juergens, MD 16:45 Adjournment FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019
MEETING ROOM: SIMCOE
17:00-18:00 Fellow oral examination review for the candidates ONLY Danielle Vicus, MD FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2019
SOCIAL EVENT AND LEADERSHIP LECTURE AT ARCADIAN LOFT
18:00-22:00 Dinner at Arcadian Loft
With GOC’s 18th Leadership Lecture Guest Speaker Dr. Attila Lorincz
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019 8:00-15:30 CCTG Gyne Disease Site Committee meeting Eaton Chelsea Hotel
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GOC member physicians $275.00 $365.00 $400.00 GOC member fellows, physician assistants $150.00 $225.00 $275.00 GOC member nurses, residents, researchers, pharmacists $125.00 $200.00 $250.00 Non-member physicians $475.00 $565.00 $600.00 Non-member fellows, physician assistants $225.00 $300.00 $350.00 Non-member nurses, residents, researchers, pharmacists $200.00 $275.00 $325.00 Retired GOC Members $ 80.00 $155.00 $200.00
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Early bird registration available until March 18th!
Cancellation and Refund policy: Fees to attend the CPD conference will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received no later than April 9, 2019. An administration fee of $50 will apply. Refunds will not be granted after this date.
The cost of dinner will be refunded if a written notice of cancellation is received no later than April 19, 2019. An administration fee of $25 will apply. Refunds will not be granted after this date.
Accomodations & Travel
The GOC has reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel at a special conference rate of $199 per night (single occupancy) plus applicable taxes and other charges. To benefit from this rate, you will need to make your reservation by April 9, 2019, and identify yourself as being with the Society of Gynecologic Oncology of Canada – 2019.
A deposit equal to one night’s stay is required to hold your reservation. A refund of this deposit will be given to cancellations received until 72 hours prior to arrival. For cancellations received within 72 hours of arrival, the deposit is non-refundable.
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Toll-free Sheraton reservations: 1-888-627-7175
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Sheraton Toronto Centre123 Queen Street, W.
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
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GOC’s 2-day conference program features national and international speakers and educational courses. We offer several sponsorship packages, starting at the Bronze level ($5,000).
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We would like to acknowledge the following companies for their support of our 19th Annual Continuing Professional Development Meeting in the form of sponsorship or educational grants:
DIAMOND PLUS: AstraZeneca
GOLD: Hoffmann-La Roche, Merck Canada
SILVER: Minogue Medical Inc.
BRONZE: Allen-Carey Scholarship Fund in Women’s Health, CAREpath, Tesaro